AN internationally famous Lye bodybuilding coach and contest judge has picked up another accolade for his dedication to the sport.

Jim Charles, who runs Jim’s Gym, has been made an honourary life president of NABBA (National Amateur Body-Builder’s Association) for his commitment to organising and judging musclemen competitions for the last 54 years.

The honour comes just weeks after the association named 73-year-old Jim top judge and presented him with a gold gong for his meticulous score-keeping at NABBA’s Mr Britain and Mr Universe competitions.

In 2010 he picked up a lifetime achievement award at the National Fitness Awards.